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Embry-Riddle Prescott Mourns Loss Of Student Following Accident

25 August 2015   Jason Kadah

Embry-Riddle Prescott Mourns Loss Of Student Following Accident

PRESCOTT, Ariz. –A car accident on Willow Creek Road early Tuesday morning has claimed the life of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University student Khrystyna Gavryushenko.

Originally from Oxnard, Calif., Khrystyna was 19 years old and entering her sophomore year at Embry-Riddle, majoring in Aviation Business Administration. Additionally, Khrystyna was president of the Golden Eagles Archery Club and a member of the Air Line Pilots Association’s Aviation Collegiate Education Club.

“Khrystyna was a bright student and a very popular young lady on campus,” said Dean of Students Larry Stephan. “Her tragic accident is a tremendous loss to our students and our faculty and staff who knew and respected Khrystyna. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends.”

Counseling was made available to all members of the campus community at the Haas Chapel. Dozens of students and staff stopped by to speak with grief counselors.

“The entire Embry-Riddle family is mourning the loss of Khrystyna,” said Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers. “She was a bright light on our campus and an outstanding student, friend and colleague. She will be remembered by all of us for how much she participated in student life, in her classes and how she lived her life. We will miss her,and our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.”

Embry-Riddle is in the process of planning an on-campus memorial service. 

Khrystyna photo



About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 75 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security and Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., and through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and with online classes. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter (@EmbryRiddle) and, and find expert videos at  For more about Prescott Campus, follow on Twitter at @ERAU_Prescott and at